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Decision to Ban Unrealistic Body Images Has Merit, but Presents Challenges

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A public health measure and a slippery slope. That's how Iowa State University experts describe the decision by London's mayor to ban ads with "unrealistic body images" from the city's public transit system.

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UCLA Health Experts Advisory for July

UCLA Health Experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of July.

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Health Tips for Traveling Abroad with Kids

Before your family heads to Mexico, Asia or beyond, do a little planning ahead of time to keep everyone healthy during their journey. Dr. Nava Yeganeh, an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, explains three important strategies.

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Brexit Aftermath: U-M Experts Available to Comment

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, triggering the process referred to as Brexit. University of Michigan experts can discuss the political and economic implications of the vote.

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Social Psychologist and Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne Available to Discuss Freddie Gray Verdict

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University of Delaware Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne is available for interviews to discuss today's not guilty verdict for the van driver in the Freddie Gray case. Payne's interests include street violence, criminal justice and law enforcement and he has conducted research on the streets of Harlem and Wilmington, Delaware.

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New Book Explains "Democracy for Realists."

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Would you believe that Hillary Clinton’s supporters are more liberal than those of Bernie Sanders? How about this? In the voting booth, election-year droughts and floods have a major impact on whether an incumbent or challenger wins an election. And finally: People don’t choose a candidate because they agree with them on the issues.

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Soaring Temperatures Pose Threat to Children, Elderly

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The searing, record-setting temperatures in the West and Southwest U.S. warn that extreme heat could be commonplace this summer with the initial heat waves being particularly perilous to children, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions, according to Dr. Jennifer Caudle, of Rowan University.

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Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes, ‘Bite At All Times Of The Day,’ National Expert Says

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In the following Q&A, Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes, provides an update on national and statewide (Texas) efforts and gives tips to avoid mosquitoes known to carry Zika (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus), which, he said, are different from those that carry other viruses such as West Nile.

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Countdown to Brexit: Impacts on the Economy

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British citizens have a weighty decision this week. Stay in or leave the European Union (EU), the economic and political union composed of 28 European countries that they have been part of for decades. Tom Barkley, a British citizen and professor of finance practice and director of the M.S. in finance program and in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, discusses what might happen and what he’ll be looking for as the votes are counted.

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UT Expert Discusses Critical Voting Groups for 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential elections will be one of the nation's historic races—both because of the presumptive candidates and the voter groups each will drive to the polls—according to a political science expert at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Getting a Better Handle on Hispanics’ Health

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Medical researchers, policymakers and providers are paying greater attention to race, national origin, immigration status and a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic factors in addressing the health of the country's large, growing and diverse Hispanic population.

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Gift Helps Top UWM Program and Professor Get Even Better

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UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor Nadya Fouad is named the inaugural Mary and Ted Kellner Chair in Educational Psychology.

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Dealing with Sexism and Gender Issues in the Classroom

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New handbook for teachers is designed to help them deal with issues of gender identity, sexism and related questions that may come up in the classroom.

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Journalism Expert/ Author Ben Yagoda on #Trump Media Bans: "An Outrageous Assault on the Spirit, if Not the Letter, of the First Amendment."

Ben Yagoda, a well-known author who helped inaugurate a journalism minor at the University of Delaware, called Donald Trump's recent media ban of the Washington Post "an outrageous assault on the spirit, if not the letter, of the First Amendment."

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How Is Our Control Over Our Actions Influenced by Luck?

Does a person’s negative circumstances – particularly those including poverty, lack of education, lack of strong parental support – affect whether they are morally responsible for their behavior? That’s just one of the questions Matthew Talbert, associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University, asks in his new book, “Moral Responsibility: An Introduction.”

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Four Tips to Help Parents Cope with Their Child’s Transition From High School to College

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The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house. Becky Scott, M.S.W., lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares four tips to help parents adjust when their children transition to college.

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Expert: Can Cancer Therapies Have a Different Effectiveness in Women?

Expert can speak on the importance of including women in clinical studies, a measure that could lead to improved, women-specific treatments. Brad Thompson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc., has overseen studies in colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer in which female patients showed a significant response (relative to male patients) to a treatment that included the company’s lead product, REOLYSIN®, a proprietary formulation of the human reovirus.

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Fred Hutch Expert Available to Discuss NEJM Article on Biomarker Tests for Molecularly Targeted Therapies

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Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized oncologist and health economist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a member of a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), is available to discuss biomarker tests for molecularly targeted therapies. Earlier this month he co-authored a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” article summarizing the recommendations for biomarker tests, considered “the key to unlocking precision medicine.” These biomarker tests are very important as more and more tests become available to consumers, and both physicians and patients need to be sure the test they are taking is useful and of value specifically to them.

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Chile Researchers Lead the Way When It Comes To "Super-Hot" Varieties

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Known by many as the “Chileman,” Paul Bosland is widely considered the world’s foremost authority on chile peppers.

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Crash Study Aims to Make Roads Safer

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Fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes are on the rise in Wisconsin, where urban planning professor Bob Schneider has created a list of policy recommendations and urban design solutions to make the state's roads safer.